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Posted By: your choice. Find that somewhere else? on 2007-10-10
In Reply to: Agree - familiarity and comfort with a bad company - = unhealthy state of being. LEAVE BAD COMPANIES


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Sorry, I work 15 hours a day 5 days a week and 5 hours the other 2, when I come here I dont proof.
Because people only want specific work types, easy dictators and certain hours...
That is why some people find a shortage of work, while others find an abundance. I cannot believe these last few threads and the vitriole of some of your responses. Any time a company is mentioned, any company, there are always a bunch of negative responses.

Maybe you all should check within yourselves to find out why you do not have enough work.

I happen to work for a company that is being negatively mentioned in these posts, and I am extremely happy. They may offshore, but they treat me very well, are communicative and I have never missed a paycheck. I also will do any work types, ESL, and will help out extra when asked. This is one of my first times on this board and I probably will not be back.
Are you ever able to get OT or work more days or hours if you want if employee.
Thanks for the input
You apply with your hours and days available and try to cut a deal, especially if willing to work a
But is it against the law to state ICs work specific hours or days?
I do work all hours, including my days off, and 3rd shift

to try to make up hours, but I'm short most weeks.   There are lots of accounts with low work, yet they keep hiring more.

I don't need the benefits, but I was told that if there is no work it will not affect benefits.   I am new too and not eligible for benefits until next month anyway, so I can't say if that is true or not. 


I make that much $ too but i work very hard. Its possible, not easy.
Can you say where you work where it's so easy to make your lines? All I come across is crap out
You are an IC - they can't make you work all those hours unless you want to. sm
I'd just tell them that I was cutting back to X number of hours per day.
I work 1 job, about 36 hours/week and make at
least that amount, plus have vacation and PTO, also an employee so they pay taxes.   I found that working multiple account keep me from making money because I have to learn so many doctors and be aware of the different formats/platforms and account specific stuff.  I used to work a bunch of jobs part-time and was working 7 days a week and lots and lots of hours and not making very much money.   If I worked the same hours on one account I could have easily made $80,000+/year. 
Just wondering - how many hours do you normally have to work to make your 500 lines? Thanks! NM
I've been able to make my hours. No, you do not lose insurance if work should run out. nm
I work at AMphion part-time and make as much there in 20 hours as I do at my FT job in 40
And expect to work long hours but somehow you only make peanuts.
I suspect that they must not pay for spaces, headers, etc.. as you can work all day and somehow you barely have any lines. I smell a rat.. very suspicious to me that you could work so hard and it just never adds up.
When you run out of work doyou have to make up lines/hours to keep bennies? (nm)
Most want 20 hours over 5 days, but it could be more, or it could be spread over 4 days. nm
I doubt you will make enough money in 5 hours a week to make
1400 lpd over 10 days? How easy is that to do with all the ESLs there? nm
Anyone know of a company, easy clinic work, easy Word format, dependable pay? Help!
OSI rocks. Easy lines. 900+ in 4 hours - now wish i would have stayed with them. nm
Pay is good, platform very easy. Got line count within days. (sm)
The people you work with/for are extremely helpful. There is an incentive plan which they will explain to you during interview process. No 401 match - that is a bummer. First year PTO only a few days, but picks up the next year.

Apply and have the recruiter go over it all with you. It is well worth the time.

Good luck.
I beg to differ. If you have a steady diet of mushmouths and ESL's for 8 hours it is very easy t
what's not to believe - I said that I charge $35/hour and work 10 hour days AND DO NOT MAKE - sm

try READING the post.
I have those days and hours. What's so amazing about it?
I think it is $12/hr and it was 4 hours + 1 hour training, 2 days. nm.
I make that on an easy rad account
Make it easy on yourself and move to TransTech
EASY to make line count!
My experience was the opposite. I routinely did 1600-2000 lines a day, WAY over minimum of about 1200 lines a day. I can't make that now in my current job, but at Spheris it was easy. It does depend on the accounts you're assigned, though, so I don't doubt that it COULD be hard to make line count at Spheris. Just depends.
Unbelievable! So you have an easy account and make a

decent living, yet you come on this board and trash TT all the time! That really is two-faced. You don't deserve to work for TT!


I have an easy account and make a decent living.

And while you are at it, TT Management,

BITE ME!!!  You were fools to file this lawsuit.  $294.50 to lose all credibility in the MT World.  Sad, truly sad...

And many thought you were one of the good guys.

the day has 24 hours, I work only 6-8 hours, so, lots of time to post...nm
Not easy to make 1000 - lots of ESLs or time
spent looking up addresses, etc. They kept you on because they can't find anyone to put up with the low and steady income.
depends; can make more $ on easy platform/7 than hard platofrm/8-9 cents
Agree too low but where can an MT make more than $15/hr these days?
Webmedx MTs - Do you make your hours? sm
I'm rather new and finding it hard to get my 35 hours in due to running out of work. I'm on multiple accounts, but it doesn't seem to make a difference.

So are you able to get your hours? If so how?

If not, are there threats over losing insurance?


Now you can not make your lines in 9 hours!
They don't expect U to make lines during first 90 days
Hang in there, it will get better, it takes time.
Thanks -- that does help! That is great ... some make you wait 90 days. nm
If you can't make 1000 lines in 8 hours,
in the wrong profession.
12+ hours a day, 30 yrs exp, and can't make ends meet?
How many lines do you type in that 12+ hours a day? What is your line rate? Get incentives?

Even if you typed 100 lines an hour, that's 1200 lines a day at 8 cpl that would $96 a day.

What in the world are you paying for rent?! lol
Now you can not make your lines in 9 hours! More time for 2nd Job.
Question - doesn't that make your 8-hr days a lot longer? (nm)
I make about $1,500 a month working about 20 hours per week.

Believe me, I'm not bragging or slamming anybody at all.  No way.  I'm frustrated with my own income because I'd like to make more.  I'm willing to put in more hours to do it, too.  Honestly, I'm not that fast.  I have one very small local account and one small MTSO I subcontract for.  None of it is verbatim, it's clean up the grammar as you go, which totally slows me down.

I won't work for a national any more because I couldn't make enough money there.  I wasn't willing to tough it out for three months until I could make their line counts, especially when they had me on their worst accounts, pools of hundreds of dictators per hospital so I couldn't use my expander, and a new account every week.

I've said before that if I'm going to do MT, it's going to be on my terms.  I won't chain myself to a desk or be "on call" all day long waiting for work to come in.  Nationals don't pay you to sit there and wait for work.  That's bull.  Being on call IS working.  Other businesses pay their "on call" people at least minimum wage.  They skirt around the issue trying to use SE and IC terminology, but it's just a way of paying us less to be at their beck and call.

Don't give up on MT entirely.  You'll find your fit.  It just takes some searching.

WMX-ers, please humor me. Are we seroiusly supposed to make up enough hours sm

to complete the required work week when there is no work?  Before everyone jumps on me saying that I am lazy, don't want to work, need to ask for more accounts, etc., give me a break.  I am quite new to the company, and I rely on a full-time work week for my benefits for my family.  I already have 5 accounts and have asked for more.  All are out of work (or so I am told).  I have four small children, so working all hours of the night and the wee hours of the morning is not possible on a daily basis (but I am willing to do what I can to get my hours in). 

I am asking an honest question here:  Is there no leeway at all during the extremely slow holiday months?  It is bad enough that I will pull in less money, but even worse that I could lose my benefits.  YES I know it is slow at all companies during the holiday season. YES I know I could get a job somewhere else. If a current or past WMX-er could please just give me some insight, I would greatly appreciate it. :-) I got up earlier today to get a jump on things, and I ran out of work earlier!  LOL  I ran out of work at 10 a.m. (again).


10-15 an hour for 8 hours is better than nothing for 8 hours when there is no work.
I make 1300 per month 10 hours per week (IC) extra job

Low line counts - difficult to make 1200 lines in 8 hours. sm
25 years of experience as an Acute Care MT and I had a difficult time getting 200 lph with Bayscribe. Any other accounts with other companies, I could easily transcribe 350-400 lph. Not at MDI - very difficult. I loved the account, but again it was difficult to get a decent line count.

It doesn't matter if you pay me 11 cpl if I can't get a decent line count. Couldn't take the 3 x day e-mails either.
Bayscribe stinks!
Work is easy, very nice owner, pays weekly, work in Word.

That is what I just said. !0 days PTO, period. That includes vacation, sick days and personal days
They should have paid holidays so that you are paid if you take off. Also should inculde extra hours for sick days and personal days.

That annual raise of .002 is kind of a joke especially when at the same time they upped the minimum line requirement from 10,000 lines to 12,000 lines.

OSi just does not have the qualified people in management positions that I wish to work for.

I am glad that you are happy at OSi and all is working out for you. Their dishonesty and the way they treat people just does not work for me.

Of course they can get by cheaply by hiring unqualified people so that is very good for the owners.
I make 4 cents a line, work part and make
over $500 a week on part.
That's exactly what I was going to say. Yes, I work at least 12 hours a day, sometimes 15 hours
to get all of my line count in because I have so many interruptions in my day.  There is no way I would tell my company this nor expect them to pay me OT that they never asked you to do. Unless, I was called by my supervisor and asked to work extra for OT, I would never just take it upon myself to work and expect to be paid.  If you were not authorized to work OT, then your not getting paid. Point blank. I do not work at TT, but I have worked at enough jobs, at home as an MT and otherwise outside of home, that all have the same policy, your paid OT when your asked to work it. It's it is just a case of not being able to get your required line count in 8 hours, then maybe your in the wrong profession or possibly just the wrong company/account for you. This just seems bizarre to me. Just tell yourself, your not getting paid for OT because they aren't approving it so don't work it. Again, if you were asked to work OT, told it would be OT, and then they ask you not to record it, I'd pitch a fit, but from what I see, you've done this on your own.